(C) They violently expelled all but a few Europeans.
(D) They disliked Europeans, but knew they were powerless to keep Europeans out of Japan.
________3. Which of the following statements best describes the relationship between the new European presence in the Indian Ocean and the already existing Asian commercial networks?
(A) Europeans created a network that became just one among a number of thriving Asian commercial networks.
(B) Europeans destroyed almost all Asian commercial networks, bringing trade largely to a halt.
(C) Europeans gained access to commercial markets only where the local population converted to Christianity.
(D) Europeans ended up gaining little for their efforts, eventually leaving Asia empty- handed.
________4. Which of the following statements about the global silver trade is true?
(A) It fundamentally transformed the Spanish economy, making it one of the most productive and commercialized kingdoms in the world.
(B) It was the first direct and sustained link between the Americas and Asia.
(C) It brought the downfall of the Tokugawa shoguns.
(D) It was monopolized by the British.
________5. In what way did the Chinese response to the global silver economy differ from the